Monday night, Gabe Liedman, writer for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, became the first guest to perform stand-up on The Pete Holmes Show. In addition to being Holmes’ first stand-up guest, the spot also marked his late night TV debut. Gabe nailed it too, coming out and doing a hilarious set about how strong weed in LA is, the A&E show Intervention, and even discusses how well Netflix knows him.
Take a gander at the redband (read NSFW) trailer for Bad Words, a new flick staring and directed by Jason Bateman. The movie marks Bateman’s first film as a director and is set to hit theaters March 21st. The film centers around Guy Trilby (Bateman), a 41 year old who causes a stir by jumping into the National Quill Spelling Bee thanks to a loophole he found. Along the way Guy, a dead beat middle aged man becomes friends with a younger Indian boy named Chaitanya (played by Rohan Chand). The two hit the pavement together, going on all sorts of adventures. The movie looks pretty funny and from what I can see so far, it looks well directed, good work Bateman. The movie also stars Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Ben Falcone, Rachael Harris, and Philip Baker Hall. It’s a bit Bad Grandpa and a bit Bad Santa, so of course it’s Bad Words.
Looks like it’s a new beginning for the Happy Endings. Furthermore, if you’re a fan of the show, most likely you’ll be staying in this New Years Eve. According to Entertainment Weekly, VH1 is set to air a Happy Endings marathon starting December 31st at 8pm and continuing into New Years Day, with all 57 episodes of the show airing. That’s only the start to VH1’s relationship with the show. Happy Endings will then be slotted to air on Wednesday nights from 7pm to 9pm, starting January 8th. The show ran for three seasons on ABC from 2011 to 2013, amassing a cult following, but ABC’s scheduling led to lower ratings, ultimately resulting in the show’s cancellation. We’re sure many comedy fans will be happy to get another chance to see the show.
This weekend Saturday Night Live revisited one of its more beloved sketches, “Bill Brasky.” The revamped sketch involved host Paul Rudd, SNL legend Will Ferrell, current SNL cast member Taran Killam, and the hilarious David Koechner. Having Ferrell and Koechner there with Rudd only made sense with Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues hitting theaters soon. Adding to that was that Adam McKay, who’d written the originals, wrote the sketch. Killam also made sense because you can’t have a sketch without any of the present cast members. So what was the problem? The problem was Tim Meadows, another SNL great, not getting asked to join in on the loved sketch. A sketch that he was total regular in! One other thing to consider, Meadows has only been asked back twice since leaving the show 13 years ago, a number that Kristen Wiig has already matched since leaving…last year.
Meadows took to Facebook to vent and share some frustration on the situation. Ok, vent and share frustration might be too light, Meadows was plain old pissed off about it. “They did Brasky with out me…” Meadows posted. Tons of Meadows’ friends commented on his status, but Meadows wasn’t done either. Posting “Not even a ‘hey would you want to come to do one line and bring your kids to see 5 directions…?’ nothing… wow…” He went on to say “I guess I know my place…” Read More
Looks like it’s getting close to awards season again and two of America’s favorite comedy women have reunited in song over it. Saturday Night Live alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have once again been announced as the co-hosts of The Golden Globes. The two lovely and hysterical ladies gave us a taste of the upcoming awards show in this 30 second trailer. The trailer shows the two women at a piano, sharing and opening song that they wrote, but in actuality, the girls spend the whole 30 seconds trying to accurately hit the correct pitch on the piano. While the two have pitch perfect timing, their actual singing pitch, not so much. The trailer aired during NBC’s widely exposed The Sound of Music.
Mark your calendars for The Golden Globes airing on January 12th on NBC.
On the second day of Christmas, Will Ferrell gave to me, a whole lot of Ron Burgundy! However, today it was more like Steve Carell, Brick, that gave the gift of goofiness. The countdown to the much anticipated debut of Anchorman: The Legend Continues is winding down, and it seems that all of pop-culture is overflowing with the antics of San Diego’s finest news team.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues won’t be released in theaters until December 18th (16th in some places), so until then, forget The 12 Days Of Christmas – We’re staying classy for The 12 Days of Burgundy!
Day 2 – Steve Carell auditions for Brick Tamland
Carell’s audition for the first Anchorman took place back in 2003. Pre-Office, and when The 40 Year Old Virgin was merely 38, Carell was just a lowly correspondent for The Daily Show. In the audition, you’ll see Steve have a slightly improvised conversation with Will Ferrell and you’ll hear plenty of laughs coming from everyone else in the room. It’s easy to see why Carell was perfect for the role of Brick from the very beginning. Ferrell and the producers loved him almost as much as he loved lamp. This comic gold is taken from the ‘Rich Mahogany’ edition of Anchorman, which was released this past Tuesday. Read More
The hilarious Will Forte stopped by Conan last night and shared his impression of TBS founder Ted Turner. Forte, or should I say Turner, rode out on stage on a stuffed buffalo named Teddy Jr. and was quick to cut into O’Brien, calling him a “deformed Ron Howard,” “Molly Ringwald” and a “bulimic pumpkin.” Forte continued on as Turner, saying that he was incredibly impressed by Forte’s impressions, only to later say he is determined to hunt Forte down. The real Turner is likely happy both with O’Brien and Forte, since this the comedian has made multiple appearances on the show as Turner.
Last night, Marc Maron showed some love to Pete Holmes by stopping by The Pete Holmes Show. However, there wasn’t much love after that. In typical Maron fashion, he tore into the fun loving Holmes by ripping on his podcast, ego, and even pointed out that he finds Holmes totally exhausting. Oh, if all that wasn’t enough, you can hear Maron talking about how he endorses prostitution too, so enjoy that. Read More